Pope Francis Appoints New Head of Liturgy Archbishop Arthur Roche as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship Replacing Cardinal Sarah
Appointment of the Prefect, Secretary and Under-Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
The Holy Father has appointed His Excellency Monsignor Arthur Roche , Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Leeds, currently Secretary of the same Congregation, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments .
The Roman Pontiff also appointed His Excellency Monsignor Vittorio Francesco Viola , OFM, currently Bishop of Tortona, Secretary of the same Congregation , at the same time conferring on him the title of Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Tortona.
His Holiness also appointed the Rev. Monsignor Aurelio García Marcías , currently Head of Office of the aforementioned Congregation , under-Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, with an episcopal character and assigning him the titular See of Rotdon .
Curriculum vitae of HE Mons. Aurelio García Macías
HE Mons. Aurelio García Macías was born on March 28, 1965 in Pollos (Spain). He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Valladolid in 1992. He holds a Licentiate in Philosophy from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute Sant'Anselmo (Rome). He was Archdiocesan Delegate for the Liturgy and Rector of the Seminary of the same ecclesiastical circumscription. From 1st or September 2015 is in service at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in which, in 2016, he became Head of Office.
[Source: Vatican.va ]
Biography of Archbishop Arthur Roche
Born Batley Carr, Yorkshire, 6th March 1950: ordained Priest on 19th July 1975 by Bishop William Gordon Wheeler; ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor 10th May 2001; appointed Co-adjutor Bishop of Leeds with Right of Succession on 16th July 2002; and upon Bishop Konstant’s retirement on 7th April 2004 became the ninth Bishop of Leeds. Appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments on 26th June 2012 and raised to Archbishop, with the title Archbishop, Bishop Emeritus of Leeds.Biography of Archbishop Arthur Roche, Bishop Emeritus of LeedsArchbishop Arthur Roche, STB, STL was born in Batley, West Yorkshire on 6th March 1950, the youngest child of the late Arthur and Frances Roche; his elder brother, Brian died at an early age, killed while on military service in the Far East, while his married sister, Margaret, lives in West Yorkshire. Archbishop Roche was educated at St Joseph’s Primary School, Batley Carr, St John Fisher High School, Dewsbury and Christleton Hall, near Chester before he embarked on his studies for the priesthood in 1969. He spent the next six years in Spain, at St Alban’s College, Valladolid, during which time he obtained a degree in theology from the University of Comillas. He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Leeds by Bishop William Gordon Wheeler at St Joseph’s, Batley Carr on 19th July 1975.